The funeral service for Rita B. Johnson, 63, of Abilene will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Crescent Heights Baptist Church in Abilene with Pastor Michael Chancellor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 North 2nd St. in Abilene.
The family will receive friend from 6 until8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Rita was born in Fort Sumner, N.M. on April 21, 1945, the daughter of Lamoine and Rita Parker Day. She was married to Doyle H. Johnson Sr. on June 21, 1978, in Abilene. She worked as an X-Ray technician. She was a member of Crescent Heights Baptist Church and traveled twice to Africa to help in missionary work.
Her grandparents, parents and stepmother, Mamie Day, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Doyle, of Abilene,;sons, Doyle H. Johnson Jr. of Lampasas, Richard C. Stanley and Michael A. Stanley, both of Early; a daughter, Wendi G. Sanbower of Abilene; five grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Barbier, Scott T. Johnson, Casey J. Beabout, Rikki M. Stanley and Gabrielle N. Beabout; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Johnson, Earl Johnson Jr., Ryan Johnson, Wade Fulfer, Charlie Beabout and Phillip Bishop.